Fisher-Price Recalls Rock ‘N Play Infant Sleeper For Mold Exposure. Fisher-Price has just recalled its newborn Rock ‘N Play sleeper. according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission mold can develop between the removable seat cushion and the hard plastic frame of the sleeper when it remains wet or moist or is frequently cleaned, posing a risk of exposure to mold to infants sleeping in this product. The CPSC advises that mold has been associated with respiratory illnesses and other infections. Although mold is not present at the time of purchase, mold growth can occur after use of the product.
Fisher-Price has received a 600 reports of mold on the product. 16 consumers have reported that their infants have been treated for respiratory issues, coughs and hives after sleeping in the product. Consumers should immediately check for mold under the removable seat cushion. Dark brown, grey or black spots can indicate the presence of mold. If mold is found, consumers should immediately stop using the product. Consumers can contact Fisher-Price for cleaning instructions or further assistance. Cleaning and care instructions can also be found at www.servicemattel.com or by contacting the firm.
These products have been sold nationwide at retail stores and online since September 2009. About 800,000 units have been sold. If your child has been sick and cannot find the source of its illness, and you have one of these sleepers or any products similar to this, please contact the manufacturer immediately and remove the product from your home..